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    1. Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low
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    2. The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution
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    3. The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook
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    4. Neanderthin : Eat Like a Caveman
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    1. Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health-in Just Weeks!
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    Asin: 0553574752
    Catlog: Book (1997-12-01)
    Publisher: Bantam
    Sales Rank: 34527
    Average Customer Review: 4.42 out of 5 stars
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    If smoked salmon and cream cheese omelets, sautéed jumbo shrimp,and double-patty burgers suit your palate, belly up to the Protein Powerdiet: "Not a high protein diet" but "an adequate proteindiet." Doctors Michael R. and Mary Dan Eades make a persuasive case infavor of "the diet we were meant to eat."

    Similar to Dr. Robert Atkins's New Diet Revolution, theauthors cite insulin as the main culprit in weight gain and expound the benefitsof a diet extremely low in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates, which are changed intosugar during digestion, stimulate the body to store fat, making weight lossvirtually impossible. The most revolutionary idea put forth in ProteinPower is that the fat you eat has very little bearing on the fat you gain:in other words, we aren't what we eat after all. Researchers have found thateating larger portions of protein in conjunction with severely reduced portionsof carbohydrates causes people to burn the excess fat stored in their bodies.

    Protein Power is packed with helpful charts and formulas, so you canestimate your body-fat percentage and your ideal weight for your particular bodycomposition. There are worksheets to calculate your protein need andcarbohydrate and protein equivalency charts, as well as charts that allow you totrack your fat and weight loss. But this book is not all grams and percentages:it also shows you what a day of eating on this diet would look like and includessample menus and 70 pages of recipes. If you've been starving yourself for yearsand just can't seem to lose weight, this may be the diet for you. --JhanaBach ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Just perfect
    With this great diet and exercise I've lost 60 lbs.
    It's got formulas to compute how much protein you should eat. you get plenty of choices for carbs and fat too. Even fruit, also, butter, cheese, cream and olive oil. It is more balanced and healthful than most low carb plans so you don't get bored at all.

    Unlike Atkins where you just eat protein till you feel full and have alittle salad and a small selection of veggies for your carbs. I used atkins a while back to lose a few lbs. but started getting dizzy and very crabby. Yes I lost a few pounds and almost lost some friends. That never happened on The Protein Power Plan.

    6 month after starting the Protein Power Plan I had a complete blood workup. My Doctor actually called me on the phone and said, "Whatever You're doing, keep on doing it." he said, "I wish my levels looked like this! Everything is just perfect."

    Lots of scientific stuff to read in the beginning of the book but I went straight to the diet formulas and read the science behind it in my leisure. It was Very interesting.

    I just ordered the Comfort Foods book they wrote. I look forward to that because they use "real" foods and not packaged mixes that you have to buy especially for that recipe. You gotta love that! Most of the other plans have their own private mixes that you have to buy.

    With this Diet and a good exercise program and good multi-vitamin I lost 60 lbs. of fat in one year while gaining lean body mass/muscle and strength.

    5-0 out of 5 stars TRUTH - Great & Mighty Above All Else - Will Reign
    I began this diet almost 3 weeks ago (1 day short of 3 weeks). I read the book in about 2-3 days - it was that good, that informative. About 4 years ago, I gained back 60 lbs that I had lost and kept off for 7 years! Not to mention about 30 lbs more than that. In that Heavenly 7-year period I could fit into a pair of 36 waist jeans, and look pretty good. Now I don't know what size jeans I wear, cuz I don't wear them.

    In this SHORT 3 week period I have lost 15 LBS!!!! The 1st week I lost 9 lbs. Very soon I will be adding weight training into that formula. It was hard that first week, and some of the 2nd, but when you see the results - you find it hard to complain about anything. And IF you are serious, you will seek out cookbooks, and do the "research" that is necessary to make this life change - easier!

    The Eades' recommend staying off the scale because you will be gaining muscle as well. Well, I can't EVER stay off the scale, so don't feel bad if you can't either. After one week, I took my measurements again, and lost 1 inch off my waist in 1 week. I have also lost 1 inch off my hips. It actually feels like more. I can actually FEEL myself slimming down. It's Wonderful. It also feels like I did when I went to the gym - like my muscles are waking up, and boy are they HUNGRY!

    I have bought SEVERAL books. I bought the Eades' followup book to this one, "the protein power lifeplan". I also bought 4 cookbooks (2 of them by Fran McCullough). I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but Fran sure knows how to make your mouth water. I bought the Heller's book, as a comparison. But from what I've read about Atkins (from reader's on amazon) I don't feel the need to read any of his books. And I already own The Zone. I have to agree the Zone was VERY hard to comprehend.

    So I have a lot of reading to do, but I LOVE to read - and more than that I LOVE to lose weight. I applaud anyone who is attempting this life-change, as this is not a Fad - nor a temporary solution - but a Life-Change. If you can stick with it for at least 2 weeks and drink 'til you float - you will soon see how easy it is to live with this "diet".

    I welcome anyone who would like to share comments or questions to please feel free to email me. Please put "Protein Power" in the subject line, or I might think you are an email virus/worm. And I offer Congradulations and Extreme Support to those of us who are trying to lose a whole extra person. Buy the book, read it, and see for yourself how Great & Mighty Truth is. :)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent plan for most
    The Protein Power plan is very effective and healthy, however, it is not for the hardcore carb-aholic. It contains a bit too many carbs for those who are addicted and super sensitive to carbs.
    While on Protein Power we found that our cravings for carbs never completely dissapeared (only thing that worked for us was Atkins). So, if you are a hardcore carb addict I would recommend the Atkins Diet. But for the average person wishing to live the low carb way Protein Power is an excellent choice.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Looks more like a text book!
    Not very pratical unless you are harcore into a diet. I would reccomend The South Beach Diet instead.

    5-0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
    I have lost 50 pounds on this diet over a year and I feel simply amazing. My serum cholesterol/lipid levels are incredible. (LDL: 89, triglycerides: 84, down more than a hundred points from the days when I ate high-carb, whole grain and low protein.)

    I cannot adequately emphasize how thoroughly it has changed my life and my health for the better.

    Major myths about this plan and low carb eating in general:
    -It is not true that you will overload your kidneys and liver and get stinky breath.
    -It is not true that it is "just like Atkins" (it departs from Atkins on many significant points--the most obvious of which is that there is no induction of ketosis. Ketosis, although not considered a danger to someone with healthy kidneys, is totally irrelevant. Carb intake is not quite as restrictive as on Atkins.)
    -This is not a "diet" so much as a sustainable and healthy nutritional approach.
    -It is not a "fad diet." People have been eating low carb for CENTURIES. (How odd that these cultures which eat low carb tend to be healthier and have less CVD than those who do not, hmm?)
    -Eating low carb does not mean you sit around noshing on bacon, meat, cheese and pork rinds all day. (The only difference between the way I eat and the way the standard American eats: my plate does not have french fries soaked in trans fats and a piece of bread around my burger. If I should choose to eat a burger, I will have a whopping side of healthy vegetables and nuts and I will *not* chase it with carbonated sugar-water.)
    -People who eat low carb are not necessarily constipated all the time (on this plan fiber is theoretically unlimited. With all the veggies, fruits and nuts, etc. I venture that low carb people eat MORE fiber than most.)
    -Eating low carb does not mean you automatically eat more fat.
    -Even if your fat intake goes up, as long as it is healthy fat, it is not that big a deal because dietary fat is not the boogeyman they wanted us to believe in the 80s and 90s--sugar is! Eating fat does not make you fat.
    -Eating low carb will not make you feel weak and dizzy all the time. (If you feel weak and ill during the early phases, be sure to re-read the chapter on potassium. Many people get discouraged because as the body begins to flush, potassium is flushed along with a lot of "water weight" and they complain of weakness or dizziness that may or may not go away after they settle into the plan. Adding a supplement or potassium-based salt substitute will often cure the problem!)
    -The weight one loses on this plan over time is *NOT* all water weight. I am now 50 lbs lighter than I was when I started. I guarantee that was not 50 lbs of water.
    -This plan does not work solely because it is calorie restrictive and for no other reason. (I tried calorie restriction for years--it never worked. All calories are not created equal--calories from various sources will make your body respond differently physiologically as they are burned. If I try a calorie restrictive approach, I have to eat fewer than 1000 calories in order to lose. On this way of eating, I can eat up to 3000 and still lose.)
    -This way of eating will not necessarily raise your serum cholesterol-more often than not, it LOWERS LDL and raises HDL.
    -This is not a "High Protein Diet." The figures in this book for minimal protein intake are not that far from standard RDA recommendations! However, this book does emphasize ADEQUATE protein as necessary for maintaining physical health and for losing weight.

    People (especially doctors) who crusade against low carb eating have a reality check in the mail. For what its worth, my doctor is now on the Protein power plan herself. She was nervous at first, but is now one of its most outspoken defenders.

    I am so grateful for this book. ... Read more

    2. The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution : The Slow Motion Exercise That Will Change Your Body in 30 Minutes a Week
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    Asin: 0767913868
    Catlog: Book (2002-12-24)
    Publisher: Broadway
    Sales Rank: 8953
    Average Customer Review: 3.94 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Join the Slow Burn Fitness Revolution!

    In The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution, authors of the three-million-copy bestseller Protein Power team up with leading fitness expert Fred Hahn to revolutionize the way America gets strong, lean, and healthy. The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution lays out the accumulating body of scientific evidence that shows the spend-hours-in-the-gym approach to exercise is over. The Slow Burn exercise routine gives great results in just 30 minutes a week. With Slow Burn, you will:

    *Get strong fast
    *Increase bone density and ward off osteoporosis
    *Improve cardiovascular health
    *Enhance flexibility
    *Say goodbye to lower back pain
    *Increase your metabolism, and
    *Make your body a powerful fat-burning machine

    Slow Burn promises a leaner, fitter, stronger you with a realistic workout that lets you have a great body and a life!
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Didn't work for me or my friends!
    I got this book for Christmas last year and I followed the guidelines religiously for 4 months - the results? Nothing! In fact, not only did I not lose weight and feel better, but I felt worse! The book got me off the foods I love and that gave me energy, and the exercise routine was less than I was previously doing! The guidelines in this book caused a real drop in my energy and my desire to eat right or exercise. I followed this routine with several of my friends and all of us exerienced the same disappointing results. I can't imagine why anyone would want to do it. I consulted about my results with my doctor and he told me to go back to my old routine regular daily cardio and weights. I have slowly been losing weight since then, believe it or not, and I feel much better with higher energy levels. I don't recommend this book at all!!

    3-0 out of 5 stars some 'ifs' and 'buts':
    Under ideal conditions, slow training has to be done with: 1/special equipment, because when lifting slowly, the weight that is correct at the beginning of the movement will require more speed to move later . This is the point behind the original Nautilus and MedX machines:asymetrical pulleys,(cams), change the leverage advantage to keep the resistance appropriate throughout the exercise, allowing slow productive exercise in the full range. (Also , the machine must be designed with very low friction, a costly production procedure, as friction can add unaccounted for and arbitrary resistance during slow movment.) This cannot be done nearly as well with free weights, and 2/Expert coaching,(ie "Superslow",tm). Properly executed slow training is SO HARD that without someone monitoring your technique and effort, and giving you encouragement, a full effort is unlikely, and sustained effort over the necessary months impossible. Even with all of the proper equipment and help, slow training can be _very_ discouraging at plateaus, and is quite expensive.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Valuable Information - Doomed to be Forgotten
    Like many other "scientific" books written for the layman, this book is doomed due to political reasons. Before I comment on Slow Burn, may I first say that it is a horribly written book that is otherwise very logical in content. If you can withstand the book's repetitiveness, you might discover some real truths about being fit, building muscle, and burning fat. Quite frankly, it puts Arnold's Encyclopedia to shame. In fact, it dispels so many myths that it infringes on every other commercially laden product or philosophy. Thus, Slow Burn will be trashed by every single other fitness expert - till it loses its appeal and vanishes. BUT - WARNING the exercises presented at the end of the book are inappropriate and perhaps even dangerous. For example, imagine doing deep knee bends to the point of muscular failure, and then having little or no strength to save yourself from gravity's harsh pull.
    Apart from the exercises, this book is either dead right or at least on the right track. Read it or get a copy now before the so called "know-it-alls" find their way to erasing it from existence. Thank you for your time.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Get the tapes too!
    I ordered the Slow Burn video tapes (they are kind of expensive) but they have been a great addition to my Slow Burn plan. Fred Hahn takes you through each exercise on Tape 2; Tape 3 offers ways to make each exercise easier or more difficult; Tape 1 provides theory. You can exercise along with Fred, like he is your personal trainer; everything is timed right too. I love this exercise! I'm 56, female, and I am convinced that knees and hips were never designed to run or jog for miles on hard surfaces. Those great runners in Africa don't keep going; they are village elders at about age 40 and they turn over the running to the young. Anyway, I made a dash for my car this week...ran 3/4 mile without even coming close to being winded. Slow Burn works! My whole body is stronger, including my heart and lungs...I ordered directly from Fred in NYC; Amazon probably can get it too? Finally, the models doing the exercises look like real people; the woman is not some scrawny waif; she is a healthy young woman with curves and muscle tone; the man looks like that great gym teacher we had in junior high; healthy human not a steroid mess.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Slow motion works but hard to stick with
    Read the Nov 18 review "Some Truth and Some Junk" -- that's a good summary. I'd add one point and correct one:

    The correction is that the review says the routine doesn't create the calorie deficit needed for weight loss. That's right. But immediate calorie deficit isn't the basis for weight loss associated with strength training. The idea is that over time, strength training increases lean body mass (muscle) which the body uses more calories to maintain, even at rest. Strength training increases baseline metabolism. CV exercise by contrast burns calories at the time, and that's it. Strength training doesn't do much at the time of the exercise (relative to cv) but gives you an ongoing burn rate instead.

    The addition is that even though these routines are demonstrated to be effective, they are very hard to stick with. It is hard for most people to subject themselves to that feeling of muscle burn on a slow lift to failure. Even though it's less time efficient, most people are better served by a more traditional workout that they stick with long term, than a more perfect routine they can't stick with. ... Read more

    3. The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook
    by Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades, Ursula Solom
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    Asin: 0471267570
    Catlog: Book (2002-11-22)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 11022
    Average Customer Review: 4.03 out of 5 stars
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    The revolutionary cookbook that satisfies all your comfort food cravings–from the New York Times bestselling authors of Protein Power

    When you think about low-carb diets, do you picture complicated meal plans and bland foods that leave you with cravings?Do the words comfort food make you long for scrumptious delights like pancakes, ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, or fettucine alfredo–foods you thought you could never have on a low-carb diet?

    If your answers to the above were yes and yes, you’re in for a huge surprise!You can have these foods and many more, thanks to The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook.Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades and chef Ursula Solom give you unique, easy cooking tips and more than 300 yummy low-carb recipes for foods that help you keep your weight down and fulfill your cravings.In no time at all, you’ll be on an easy-to-follow low-carb plan that will allow you to stay thin and healthy–and feel great!

    Southern fried chicken with pan gravy • Elegant biscuits Melt-in-your-mouth pancakes• Deluxe low-carb macaroni and cheese • Beef and mushroom crepes • Spicy corn chips Soft crust pizza • Low-carb beef stroganoff • Raisin rollsBreaded sole • Fettucine alfredo • Low-carb lasagna • Super banana bread • Low-carb tacos • Bean and cheese burritos • Best garlic bread • Eggplant parmigiana • Rich low-carb pound cake • Scrumptious low-carb cheesecake • Apple brown betty • Cheddar cheese waffles • Chocolate ice cream • Key lime pie • Sublime truffles ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Delicious recipes with effective carb count shown
    There are thousands of delicious meals you can eat on a low carb diet, but sometimes you CRAVE those carbs. It might be pizza, or mashed potatoes, or other carb-rich foods. Here are ways to make low carb substitutions that are really tasty.

    The book has 300 recipes, and in hardcover format is a bit hard to keep open and use. So I use this in conjunction with 500 Low Carb Recipes, which is my main cookbook

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The introduction clearly states that all carb numbers in this book are for CARBS THAT COUNT so they explicitly state that the fiber numbers are ALREADY DEDUCTED. People on Atkins and other diets can rest assured that these numbers are the "real" carbs in each dish.

    Comfort Foods fills in the gaps with the things you crave. There are lots of bread recipes, pancakes, crepes, mock mashed potatoes, eggplant parmigiana, low carb cheesecake, and much more. There are meals that fit the needs for those on the super-low-carb induction diet, as well as many meals that are great for those on a lifetime maintenance of their health and weight.

    Since most of what we eat are fresh vegetables and meats, we don't usually need the comfort recipes in this book. But it is DEFINITELY good to have on the shelf, so that if we really decide we want to have pancakes or fresh bread or something "like" mashed potatoes to go with our turkey dinner, the solution is right there, easy to make and healthy too!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Yummy cooking!
    Well, it's been a month since I to got this for Xmas and I really love this cook book. It's my favorite of the 4 low-carb cookbooks I have. The pound cake is better than the real thing. The pancakes were good, but all the recipes I've made seem to be a bit bland (maybe lacking salt), nothing a nice pat of butter doesn't fix. The baking power biskets were quite good even if I messed up the hollandaise sauce for Eggs Benidict. I can't wait to try more of the recipes in this book.

    The opening chapters do a great job of explaining the unfamiliar ingredients. I found all the flour replacements in a local health food store, Whole Foods (soy power, protein whey power, vital wheat gluten flour, whole wheat flour, etc.). I learned about the low-carb Black Soy Bean and made a wonderful chili (bean soup next?). This is a great book for us low-carb folks.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Cookbook
    The coconut macaroon cookies, sugar cookies, and the chocolate chip cookies are reason enough to buy the book! I do substitute other sweeteners (mostly bulk Splenda and brown or crystal maltitol) for their little bits of real sugar and the recipes still turn out great. I chop up low carb chocolate bars or get low carb chocolate chips, sometimes increase the sweetener to my taste, add more/different extracts, whatever. I use a tsp of lemon and a tsp of coconut extract for the lemon peel in the macaroons--and pineapple extract is good to sub for one of the tsp of vanilla. King Arthur Flour has good unsweetened coconut for this recipe.
    Sometimes you do have to order online ingredients for many of the low carb cookbooks, depending on where you live and what is available. So? Almond flour (which is much healthier)is not as available as white flour in most supermarkets--yet. Same for some other low carb ingredients. This is a low carb cookbook. If you want to use regular flour, buy a regular cookbook.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Too Far Left
    When I bought this I though it would help with family snacks & "comfort food". We live in a very rural area, and most of the supplies they use to prepare these foods are not available nearby. I have hit an "insulin resistance" stage of my life, with diabetes running in my family lineage. I am about 20 lbs overweight. I just thought this book was horrible. I want ways to improve our foods, not totally change them from things on our farm or found locally. The layout of the book was also bad from my view. When I get a cookbook I want a simple layout, with this there is too much chatter mixed with the recipe. Also they talk in the first chapter that you can substitute things - ie real sugar for splenda - yet not a single recipe shows conversions or how you would change their recipe. I have been limited to 50 grams of sugar per day - and I hate sugar substitutes (including splenda). To me this book was a total waste of my money & time. If you are into some health kick and want all the expense & time of these recipes then fine. But if you are looking for changes due to hitting a 'pre-diabetic' stage in your life stay away from this book!

    4-0 out of 5 stars One of 3 Low Carb Cookbooks I Count on
    I highly recommend this cookbook. The desert and candy sections are very good. I didn't like the breads very much, but the main course dishes have been great. I really like that the carbs are listed for each ingredient in the recipe. That is so useful when I change the amount of an ingredient in a recipe to lower the carb count or adjust the recipe to our tastes. I bought it for the baking ideas, but really like it for the other recipes. I keep this cookbook handy along with "500 Low-Carb Recipes: 500 Recipes from Snacks to Dessert, That the Whole Family Will Love" and the Atkins "Quick and Easy New Diet Cookbook". ... Read more

    4. Neanderthin : Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
    by Ray Audette, Troy Gilchrist, Raymond V. Audette, Michael R. Eades
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    Asin: 0312975910
    Catlog: Book (2000-12-15)
    Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
    Sales Rank: 43128
    Average Customer Review: 4.37 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Discover the diet that's been worth for thousands of years!

    In a revolutionary approach to weight loss and improved health, author Ray Audette presents his groundbreaking "caveman" diet--an eating program that stems from the notion that what we ate before agriculture and technology evolved is still what our bodies need to function effectively, stave off disease, and stay lean and healthy.

    Read NeaderThin and you'll discover:

    How to become a modern-day Hunter-Gatherer and give up the addictive foods and habits that have kept you unhealthy and overweight
    How a high-calorie, high-fat diet can actually make you leaner
    Tips for getting started on the NeanderThin Diet, sticking with it, keeping a food diary, and more
    Becoming Neander-Fit, a five-week exercise plan to complement your new diet
    Dozens of delicious, easy-to-prepare NeanderThin recipes, including Chili, Cold Shrimp-Stuff Avocados, Lemon Thyme Pesto Chicken, and Coconut Ice Cream
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Oh, Freedom!
    Every dieter can be sure of one thing, each diet book that comes out promises to be THE book, that changes your life for ever. Well, all of those books are gathering dust on my lengthy diet book shelf--THE book that changed my life, forever is "Neanderthin."

    The premise is simple, eat like your ancestors, get trim and strong and never go hungry. By ancestors, I'm speaking way back, about our Paleolithic forebears. In case you're foggy on this topic, these were the hunter-gatherer people. The diet is somewhat akin to Dr. Atkins' but you don't go into ketosis. "Neanderthin" touts natural whole food, preferably organic. Nuts and seeds; berries and other fruits; veggies, olive & flaxseed oil, plenty of water and a ton of meat round out the offerings. The author encourages folks to reach out of the ordinary supermarket meats, to try ostrich, buffalo, venison and a variety of eggs.

    Like one of the other reviewers I lost a lot, quickly--12 pounds in the first week. Naturally, the weight has slowed yet it continues each week. I have no intentions of ever going back to a carb-based diet. I've curbed the sugar demons and wheat bloat that I use to suffer from. This diet is a sweet ticket to freedom for all of the sugar and carb addicts out there!

    I took off 1 star because I've been able to work the diet, which is based on a low glycemic index, to include safe grains and a tiny bit of diary without slowing my weight-loss or increasing cravings. Most people will also probably end up trying to add a smidgen of each but will not suffer ill effects.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Neanderthin Diet: the Big Picture
    I became interested in the Paleolithic Diet after starting Atkins. I lost weight quickly and easily by cutting carbohydrates. There really was something to this low-carb stuff!

    I began reading other diet books like Protein Power and scoured the Internet. There were a lot of online references to something called the Paleolithic Diet. One book was mentioned time and time again, Neanderthin, by Ray Audette.

    I got ahold of the new edition and became a convert. The book tells that while our diet has changed since the advent of agriculture, our genes have not had time to adapt. We still have the old hunter-gatherer DNA. The grains, refined sugars and carbohydrates in our diet today are making us sick. Our bodies can't handle this new stuff.

    The book tells you what foods to eat and what to avoid. Well written with an extensive bibliography.

    Very highly recommended. The book has changed my life.

    Bob Hodgen

    5-0 out of 5 stars Eat healthfully for the first time in your life
    I'm a low-carb dieter who lost 47 lbs on the Atkins diet last year. During that time I felt great, slept better, skin cleared up, had wonderful energy and also experienced other little side benefits to the weight loss that are too numerous to get into here. However, after several months I plateaued at about 25 lbs above my ideal, and of course I wanted to jump-start my weight loss again. So, I did a little investigating, discovered the Neanderthin diet and decided to give it a try.

    A brief summary of the basics of this diet: eat no technology-dependant foods. By that, author Ray Audette meant that if a food needs technology beyond a sharp stick or stone to process it to become edible, or to exist in its present form, it was never a natural part of our human diet, which had its origins with hunter-gatherer societies. What foods absolutely must be processed and/or cooked are: grains, including wheat, rice and most others; starchy vegetables like potatoes and yams; legumes, including peanuts, beans and peas. Refined sugars and artificial sweeteners are absolutely unnatural, although a small bit of honey is fine. Modern fruits are okay but must be eaten sparingly due to the fact that they have been altered over thousands of years to barely resemble the wild originals that our ancestors snacked on, usually much larger and with a much higher sugar content. Fermented foods are of course absent without our technology, so that excludes cheeses, vinegars and alcohols. Dairy products are also absent from the lives of hunter gatherers for obvious reasons. That leaves us with meats, fish/seafood, eggs, nuts, most vegetables, greens, and small amounts of fruits and berries.

    I tried the hunter-gatherer diet for about one month. Just as with Atkins, I felt wonderful and had all of the other side benefits of the low-carb diet, but my weight loss was still stalled. You see, the allowance of fruits on this diet was too great a temptation and I overdid it there. Longtime dieters may be familiar with the term "trigger", which is anything that causes your cravings to resurface. Some people like me have carb triggers so sensitive that even fruits can activate them. So, reluctantly I concluded that I would have to replace the Neanderthin diet with a low-carb diet that forbid me to have any fruit, at least during the weight loss phase. When I am finished and at my goal weight, however, I will return to the Neanderthin diet to maintain my excellent health, as I can't imagine a life entirely without strawberries, peaches and melons!

    I should note here that the authors Audette and Gilchrist do not advocate this diet as an aid to weight loss per se, but for reversing health problems and improving overall fitness. They theorize that diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity and many other curses of civilization are the byproducts of an immune system response to unnatural foods like grains: they show how you can trace the origins and progression of these conditions from the time grains and other technology-dependant foods were introduced into a culture. Examples in our European culture point to the Industrial Revolution as the biggest health problem of our history, when steam powered mills made refined white flours and sugars commonly available and cheap to the masses. Until then heart disease and diabetes (just to pick two examples) were so rare as to be unheard of; now they are epidemic in the USA, which by the way consumes more refined flour and sugar per person than any nation in the world.

    Audette's theories and explanations make perfect sense to me, a non-scientist. They may partly explain why other low-carb diets are successful for weight loss. I can also see the sense in removing refined and processed foods from my diet, along with all the chemicals and trans fats that come with them. It's just too bad that a hunter-gatherer diet has a built in flaw, namely that the diet food industry can't cash in on it (remember, no artificial sweeteners or processed foods), and therefore it won't get the kind of publicity that diets like Atkins and Protein Power have had. Hopefully, the good word of mouth from satisfied dieters will spread and eventually get Audette nd Gilchrist the acclaim they deserve for helping so many people get back their health and quality of life.
    -Andrea, aka Merribelle

    5-0 out of 5 stars Food Poisoning
    This book will change your life as it has done for many. NeanderThin is not the Atkins Diet
    NeanderThin primarily advocates a Technology Free Diet. The basic premise as stated somewhat whimsically but 'Dead Serious' by Ray Audette in NeanderThin is: "Never eat anything that you cannot get naked, armed with only a sharp stick."

    What does this mean?
    First of all NeanderThin does not recommend the Atkins and other cookie cutter diets. Mr. Audette's IQ is above sea level. He understands that each person's metabolism is different due to the individual's genetic make up. Add to that the fact that instead of addressing individuals who from birth have only eaten technologically created foods, the people that are seeking help are ones that have already reached a point in their lives where they have health issues, which are impacting their lives, often quite severely.

    Bringing people back from the edge of disaster is not easily accomplished. Unlike those, who after years of self abuse and sins find salvation in their spirit, the flesh that has been corrupted will never fully recover from the damage inflicted by years of poisons that were willingly ingested.

    Ignorance is far from blissful.
    A mother would never voluntarily poison her children by feeding them arsenic laced foods. Yet in looking back, the health and obesity crisis in America, which is spreading like a virus into the rest of the world, started at home. Parents are waking up in droves to the fact that indeed, they are the cause of their children's auto-immune diseases and dietary habits that lead to their early demise and disabilities. Because of course we, (as I am among those parents, and so are you, and so were your grandparents; we only had the best intentions in rearing our children) cannot easily accept that we have poisoned our children's bodies and minds, we look for blame in corporate and government conspiracies and other delusional; places.

    The road to Hell on Earth is paved with loving good intentions.
    A mother sits by her 40 year old son's hospital bed. Her son weighs 230 pounds and is dying. The diagnosis is clear. Her son will die soon. She is looking for the cause. She is told that her son is dying because of the accumulation of plaque in his arteries and failure of his liver and immune system. She also is confronted with the fact that the root causes go back to childhood and continued into adulthood/ His illness is caused by the dietary pattern that he followed, This is why he finds himself about to have major surgery. The surgery, which will cost more than his income of several years, may only expedite his demise or if the operation is successful, may result in a few more years of survival in a less than pleasant state of being.
    Is it too late for ME?
    Unfortunately, many who ask this question must accept the fact that indeed, it is too late. After a certain threshold is exceeded, at best there will be some improvement but the damage will not be undone. Early detection and Prevention are an option only before the effects of what was ingested over many years of ignorance results in what we are observing today. This is true in cancers, aids, and virtually all the preventable instances diseases and illnesses that are caused by ingestion of substances that for all practical purposes have turned out to be time release poisons. I use the word poison only because a poison under any other name is still a poison.

    Save the Children

    It may be too late for you but you can still Save the Children. Once you understand and accept that 'you are what you eat and what you are eating has eaten, and the results for you are less than positive, how you in good conscience can continue to poison your children? The Unhappy Meals at the fast food establishment, the family sized bags of ground and fried grains, the greasy death fries that you adore are from the same class of poisons. They make you feel good at the moment of ingestion yet will slowly cause the debilitating illness that will either kill you or force you to live in misery. All this while paying hundreds, if not thousands of dollars for each day that you prolong the agony while family and friends pay and pray for your recovery. Drug abuse can be stopped and will not have the same long term negative effects as abusing one's body by poisoning it every day with harmful substances sold without even a warning label.
    Regardless what stage of un-health you find yourself in you will improve, even if you cannot undo all the damage done. Starting today: "Never eat anything that you cannot get naked, armed with only a sharp stick."

    Teach Your Children Well!
    Teach your children this same simple principle and you will avoid the fights at the grocery store and restaurant. "Never eat anything that you cannot get naked, armed with only a sharp stick." Instead of making up some reason that even you do not understand reiterate the teaching. With all the peer pressure, TV and print advertising and promotions they are exposed to it will not be easy, but they will thank you later. They will thank you as they watch their friends suffer years later and loose them by outliving them by years and even decades. So instead of trying to win the parental popularity contest, be kind to them and do not poison them or allow them to poison themselves.
    This is what I Learned from this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy, Borrow or Steal a copy of this book!!!
    Excellent, this book will change your life if you follow it. It is very logical in its arguments and it all makes perfect sense. I used to suffer from acne and eczema but now that I've changed to a paleolithic diet my skin skin look great. I feel better as well and lost a bit of excess weight around the tummy.

    This book will put you on the road to healthy living, follow it and you'll see.

    The book advises eating more green vegetables but I don't like to eat them but I have a shot of wheatgrass juice everyday which is equal to 2kg of green vegetables. Lucky for me.

    Other books i can recommend to compliment this is "Power of Juicing" by Ray Kordich for those who don't like eating vegetables and "Beyond Brawn" by Stuart McRobert for those who wish to buff up. ... Read more

    5. The Protein Power Lifeplan : A New Comprehensive Blueprint for Optimal Health
    by Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades
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    Catlog: Book (2000-01-01)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.14 out of 5 stars
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    The authors of Protein Power are back to advocate the "protein-rich, moderate-fat, carbohydrate-restricted diet" that opposes the high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet that every professional medical and dietetic organization (including those who have no diet books to sell) believes to be your best bet for avoiding heart disease, the number one killer. The authors insist, in the face of all this medical opposition, that "the whole idea that fat and cholesterol cause heart disease is just that: an idea." We're meant to be hunters, say the authors: bring on the meat. Let's go back to the Paleolithic diet (no mention of the brief life span of Paleolithic men and women).

    The Protein Power Lifeplan is not easy reading--most of the book is made up of scientific explanations, research summaries and interpretations, and nutritional warnings--but no recipes. Besides recommending eating protein and fat, the authors recommend sunbathing without sunblock (but "never, never let your skin burn!") and exercises such as "bringing home the buffalo" and "defending the camp." The authors admit that if you're trying to lose weight, you have to limit calories, but if you're not, you can "munch on nuts, seeds, nut butters, cheeses, jerky, guacamole, and olives all day long."Carbohydrates, say the authors, "are totally nonessential to your health and well-being"--words to make dieticians and cardiologists shudder. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Between extreme Atkins and moderate Zone diets
    This book is relatively extreme in the amount of protein and fat recommended. The two diabolically opposed gurus are Dr. Atkins, with a recommendation of almost 90% of calories coming from fat and protein, and Dr. Ornish, who recommends only 10% of calories via fat and protein. Drs Eades recommend a diet much closer to the Atkins diet. They recommend eating as much protein as you can, and don't worry about fat. This is good advice for obese patients looking to lose over 50 pounds, but may not be a great maintenance diet. A better long-term diet would be more like the one Dr. Sears recommends in his "Zone" books, which is 40% carbs and 60% fat and protein. In fact, my balance is about 50/50 and I'm about where I want to be. Just remember to include a good amount of protein in every meal, and avoid large carb-ridden snacks, and you'll lose weight. As far as Ornish's diet is concerned, well, SOME people have an excellent insulin metabolism system and can handle 90% carbs, but most of us CANNOT. 90% carbs is ridiculous, and is the main reason for American illnesses such as Diabetes, Hypertension, and Heart Disease, and in my opinion, even Cancer. The theoretical and statistical basis for these claims can be found in the book entitled The Failures of American Medicine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Oustanding Sequel to the Best Protein Diet Available
    Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades follow up the runaway success of their first book, Protein Power, with another avalanche of evidence that the conventional low-fat, high-carb diet is a huge failure.

    Instead of simply rehashing material from their first book (as many diet authors do), the Eades expand on the Protein Power concept to help improve long-term success on it. From a fascinating trip through the human digestive system, to new, damaging information about artificial sweeteners, this book will forever change the way you think about the power of food.

    For high-carb pundits who think humans have always been grain-eaters, the Eades' chapter on the latest paleopathological research settles the argument once and for all...we were hunters (and gatherers, but only on occasion) and our bodies are designed to thrive on protein and good fats.

    The chapter on sunlight is also refreshing...shedding new (pardon the pun) light on its healing powers when used correctly. Read this chapter before you put on sunblock again.

    In addition to these and other fascinating chapters on health, the doctors also have refined the Protein Power Plan itself. Anyone who says protein diets are too limited and boring need to read this new book. You'll see that the food choices are quite varied, and you don't have to be a dietary extremist to thrive on the plan (unless that's your choice). I've been on it for over 2 years---it's done wonders for me.

    The book gets technical at times, but the effect is more engrossing than boring, I assure you. The summaries at the end of each chapter help condense the content into laymen's terms for quick reference.

    The writing is on the wall. Protein diets are proving to be so overwhelmingly effective that it's simply a matter of time before the diet industry and the government throw out the horrifically unsuccessful "food pyramid." My advice is to get the paperback edition of Protein Power, and then a copy of the new Protein Power Lifeplan. If the doctors can't convince you of the powerful therapeutic effects of simple nutrition, no one can.

    Five stars...and deep thanks to the doctors for restoring me to my high school weight while making me feel years younger.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Eat better, don't feel hungry and still lose weight!!
    I hadn't tried a diet in many years and have steadily put on pounds. Most diets don't work as we all know. You may lose a few pounds at first, but then you can't seem to lose any more. They mess up your metabolism and cause your body to go into starvation mode. Which means it hangs onto the fat as if your life depended on it. After seeing the great results many I know have had with the protein diet craze I decided to try it myself. Even though I have only lost a few pounds so far I know this should work. The biggest flaw with most diets is that you have to limit your calorie intake so much you are hungry all the time. Also, your body is used to taking in so many more calories that it goes into starvation mode. Then it takes forever to lose the weight. I know that if I stick with it (and I think I will)this should work because you don't have to feel hungry on it. I am a little leary of Atkins plan though. A friend told me about his plan of starting at only 20 carbs a day before I had read this book. Me and my husband both felt sick within the first couple days. It is extreme. I like the Eades approach of 7-10 effective carbs per meal. I think it is a much healthier way to go. We switched to this method and now we feel fine after having done it for a week. As for protein diets being unhealthy, I think it is completely in how you do it. I have heard people say you can eat all this bacon, hamburger (without the bun, of course) and so on. I think that is asking for trouble if that is all you eat on this diet. We all know there are healthier choices of protein: skinless chicken breast, turkey, lean pork, and of course fish and other seafood. That doesn't mean you can't indulge occassionally. Since we have been on this diet we have actually been eating more vegetables than ever, no ice cream, and no fast food. How could that be unhealthy? If you read it you will discover which vegetables you can have more of without going in excess of the carb allotment. Spinach, leaf lettuce, cucumbers, broccoli, and cauliflower are some of the best ones. You can also have more mushrooms (which is great for me.) As far as berries go there are many that are low in carbs that you can have some of when you have a sweet tooth. You get to subtract the grams of fiber from the total carbs per serving so you can have more of those that are lower in carbs.
    I have also seen the new food pyramid, which someone else mentioned. While it doesn't completely agree with this plan it does show some of the high carb foods that should be eaten very sparingly: white rices, pasta, potatoes, white bread, and sweets. That part is in complete agreement with this plan. Although I know that many are criticizing these protein diets as unhealthy. I felt that way too before I started on it. Being very overweight is unhealthy and it perpetuates itself. You are tired so you don't do as much as you could, which leads to gaining more weight. Or, you are depressed because you are overweight so you figure, why not eat what I want anyway? If you follow this plan I feel certain you can lose weight, lower your blood pressure, and have more energy. If that is a problem, which it is for many that are overweight. Atkins diet I'm sure you could also lose weight on and maybe faster at first since it is so strict. I don't think I could have stuck with that. This way I feel that I will be more likely to stick with, lose weight, and be healthier. Since you can eat more vegetables on it. The middle part of the plan and the maintenace even allow for more carbs, so when you lose your weight you will be rewarded in being able to allow even more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Looking forward to it!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Eades do it again!
    This is without a doubt the best diet I have ever tried...and the most medically/scientifically sound. I do wish they would stop dumbing down the process for determining protein intake, etc. For that reason I prefer the first book for accuracy's sake, but this one is LOADED with updated information that makes it a good companion to the first.

    I had tried Ornish's plan in the past and my LDL levels were off the map as a result. I switched to PP and the return to health has been nothing short of miraculous in the eyes of my numerous doctors (one of whom is currently on this plan himself after watching my improvements!) I have PCOS and hypothyroidism. Ornish made the PCOS problems worse and did not help me in any way at keeping blood lipids in a reasonable range. The Eades's diet is amazing--it has totally made it possible for me to lose weight and conceive a child. I don't have enough stars to rate this book.

    1-0 out of 5 stars I wish I could give a good review
    If I had received the book from the third party seller as promised I may be able to give a better review; however, Allnewbooks have yet to send a copy after more than one month. They recieved payment in less than one day, debited my account no problem, but seem to be less than willing to libe up to their end of agreements. Do yourself a large favor and order all products from someone else. ... Read more

    6. The Protein Power Lifeplan Gram Counter
    by Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades
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    Catlog: Book (2000-01-15)
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    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars limited, but easy to use
    I am still looking for a really good complete carb counter for home cooking. Because I would use it mostly at home, I am not so concerned with the size, but more with the ease of use (meaning that I can find the info I want quickly) and having a large variety of the basic forms of foods listed.

    So far I find the The Protein Power Lifeplan Gram Counter to be the easiest book of its kind to use.

    Also, there are even not-so-common varieties of fruits, vegetables, and nuts listed. In my ideal book I would like more, especially in more forms and quantities, though this is good here for a small book.

    One good aspect is that in addition to carb counts the Eads book lists Omega 6 & 3 values, and has special, easily found, pages on particularly desirable foods (such as high vitamin C, magnesium, E, and biggest bang for the buck foods). I appreciate those extras when planning meals ahead, including deciding what to buy at the grocery store.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beats the Atkins Version
    Although the Eades take the liberty of removing the fiber column from the Nuts section (carbs are removed from Meat, but that's a no-brainer), this book(let) has replaced my Atkins gram counter as the first reference I check. It has five times the number of listings (perhaps a little too redundant here, as they dumbed it down to list multiple portion sizes of the same items - duh, I can multiply by two) but, most importantly, it is MUCH, MUCH, MUCH BETTER ORGANIZED; major sections, not just the items within as in Atkins, are alphabetized. I always found it strange, in the Atkins pocketbook, that sections lacked logic sequence.

    Both books are good, but THIS ONE is a Cadillac and Atkins is a Chevrolet (a Malibu, not a Corvette, with no disrepect to you Malibu owners out there).

    That (above) was yesterday, but "What have you done for me today?" Well, sir (or madame), let me tell you: I'VE MADE IT!!!


    3-0 out of 5 stars Handy carb counter but has some drawbacks.
    The Protein Power Lifeplan Gram Conter is designed to be a companion to the Protein Power Lifeplan book by the Eades. However, it can be useful with any low carb diet.

    The book does not go into detail on the Eades diet, for that you would want to refer to one of their other books. This book is a simple resource, designed to make you aware of the carbohydrate, protein and fat counts in different food items.

    Pull out this book and at your fingertips you have the counts of a variety of foods. The book has a numerous listings including Breads, Cereals and Grains; Dairy Products; Fish, Seafood and Shellfish; and more.

    When carb count is given the ECC is used. The ECC or effective carb count is found by deducting the fiber from the total carbohydrate of a food item. Most nutrition books list the fiber and carb count separately. But for carb counters, the ECC is all you need to count. So this booklet saves you from doing the math. Very handy!

    There are two drawbacks to the booklet. One is the size. Though it is smaller than a standard paperback, it's still larger, 6.75 x 4.05 than other pocketsized gram counters. This makes it bulkier to tote.

    The major drawback though is the manner in which the Eades decided to list counts. For protein foods they do not list the carbohydrates. The Eades feel that since these foods are primarily protein, the carb count is too small to be concerned with. But this is not true. For many folks on a carbohydrate restricted diet, all carbs count.
    If you are limited to say 20 grams of carbs per day, you will want to count the carbs in the eggs, seafood and other carbohydrate containing protein foods that you eat. It adds up. And if you go over, you may not achieve the health goals you are after.

    Yes, the Eades book is handy to have for a quick reference, but my preference is for the Atkins gram counter which is smaller in size and lists net carb counts for all the foods, including protein.

    4-0 out of 5 stars GOOD LITTLE REFERENCE

    4-0 out of 5 stars Portable companion guide to ideas in Protein Power Lifeplan
    Protein Power Lifeplan graham counter

    The Protein Power Lifeplan Gram Counter is a companion to Dr. Michael Eades' and Mary Dan Eades', M.D.'s recent "Protein Power Lifeplan," a follow-up to their popular "Protein Power" which was published in 1995. The Eades are a husband-and-wife team that has a joint practice where they dish out the same advice as in their books - that of a restricted carbohydrate diet. But unlike the much more popular Dr. Atkins Diet, the Eades concentrate much more on gaining the best nutritional bang for your buck on the few (at least on the initial phase of the diet) carbohydrates you can have on their diet. The gram counter is helpful as it counts not only carbohydrates, but also fiber, protein and the breakdown of different fats that make up their nutritional philosophy.

    This gram counter does not go into the philosophy behind their diet, so I'll try to summarize it here: it is not fat that makes us fat, gives us diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc. Rather it is sugar. Starches, since they are basically the same thing as sugar (just chained together and easily broken into their component sugars in the digestive process), are counted as well. The body produces the hormone insulin when carbs are ingested. The more carbs we have in our diet, the more insulin is produced. Insulin is used by the body to remove sugar from the bloodstream, where it can cause harm. Unfortunately, according to the Eades, the insulin that removes it can also cause devastating harm, including all the above-mentioned ailments and then some. In addition, when exposed to these large amounts of insulin, the body slowly becomes more and more resistant to the hormone and the body has to produce more of it to have the same effect, so it is a vicious cycle. The end of this cycle results when the body is so resistant that it simply can't produce enough and adult onset diabetes occurs.

    Of course the Eades are quick to point out that this is a theory that has not been proven via huge double blind scientific studies, but rather hinted at by smaller studies indicating the validity of components of the theory. However, they also point out that the whole idea behind fat causing all these health problems in the first place is also just that - an IDEA. It is a hypothesis that the whole medical industry latched onto 25 or 30 years ago, because it made some logical sense at the time, and has only recently started to let go on the edges despite there being absolutely no proof that low fat diets are conducive to health, and many that indicate the exact opposite.

    The carbohydrates listed are based on the "Effective Carbohydrate Count" or ECC, which subtracts the amount of grams of fiber from the total carbohydrate count to give a more accurate nutritional picture, since the normal digestive process does not absorb fiber.

    As far as the fat breakdown in the gram counter goes, they break fats down into mono-unsaturated fats and saturated fats, as well as both Omega-6 fatty acids and Omega-3 fatty acids. The media and medical communities have concentrated on saturated versus unsaturated fats, missing many finer points that the Eades contend are important in terms of fat consumption. According to them, the body needs all types of fat and can actually saturate and desaturate dietary fat when needed. What is more important to look at, they say, is whether the fat is one containing primarily Omega-6 fatty acids as opposed to Omega-3's. Most people get way too much Omega-6 compared to Omega-3 because most of the polyunsaturated vegetable oils used for cooking both commercially and in the home contain mostly Omega-6. Omega-3's are found in fairly less common items like some fish like sardines, salmon, tuna, and cod-liver-oil. Though they do not specify these in the gram counter, in the main book, they do continually stress the importance of avoiding "trans-fats" which are fats (primarily soybean but also other vegetable oils) that have been synthetically altered in order to stay solid at room temperatures. These are in most processed foods (look for the words "partially hydrogenated"), plus just about all mayonnaise and margarine. The body does not know what to do with these fats because they aren't natural, so it just uses them in its cells like all other fat, and this can cause many health problems. The Eades suggest using only butter (also clarified butter), olive oil, and nut oils for cooking, sauces, etc., canola-oil mayonnaise, and avoiding foods that contain anything other than these oils, and especially anything with trans fats.

    Basically, the book is not of much use without the underlying theories behind it, but as long as you understand these, it is of enormous help. I would have preferred some sort of indication of trans-fats and perhaps a rating of how good a particular food was in terms of its anti-oxidant content, but I guess you can't have everything! Adding these other readings might have added too much bulk to the book. Right now it is slightly smaller than most small soft cover books, and is less than half an inch thick, yet covers all food groups in good detail. It is organized well and it does not take you a couple of minutes to sort through all the myriad varieties of different foods, the way some of the more comprehensive food counters do. I guess it depends on what you're looking for - portability or thoroughness, though even the most thorough of the other food counters do not break foods down into Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. ... Read more

    7. The 30-Day Low-Carb Diet Solution
    by Michael R.Eades, Mary DanEades
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    Asin: 047145415X
    Catlog: Book (2003-11-14)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.45 out of 5 stars
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    Low-carb 101– all it takes is 30 days!

    From the authors of the phenomenal bestseller Protein Power comes a quick, easy-to-follow low-carb diet plan designed to get you on the fastest possible track to losing weight, feeling fantastic, and improving your health. If you’ve heard about all the research that shows how low-carb eating can turn your health around by keeping your insulin levels down and getting your excess weight off–but don’t want to wade through hundreds of pages of explanation or complicated formulas before you get started–The 30-Day Low-Carb Diet Solution is for you.

    The Eades are two of the most trusted names in low-carb dieting. They have helped millions of readers lose weight. In this book, they provide the simplest possible diet designed for the best possible results. Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades guide you through all the basics step by step, explaining how to:

    • Identify the foods you should eat–and avoid the ones you shouldn’t
    • Create a customized plan based on your current weight, health status, and goals
    • Determine how much protein to eat for optimal health
    • Measure the exact portions of carbohydrate-rich foods you can enjoy now to reach your goals

    Featuring 30 days of low-carb meal plans, almost 100 delicious, easy recipes, self-assessment quizzes, and fill-in worksheets for tracking your progress, this guide will have you on your way to a thinner and healthier you in just a month! Isn’t it time for you to find

    The 30-Day Low-Carb Diet Solution? ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Low Carb Simplified!
    The Eades have been promoting a low carb lifestyle for many years. They have authored a number of books including Protein Power and The Protein Power LifePlan.

    In their latest book, "The 30 Day Low-Carb Diet Solution", the Eades have simplified low carb living. They give easy to understand explanations as to why low carb eating is the solution for weight and health problems. They outline a 30 day eating program. Tips are given for what foods to eat and what to avoid.

    They also include close to 100 recipes such as Hobo Pork Chops, Swiss Egg Casserole, Salmon in Tomato Tubs and more. Each recipe includes the carb and protein count.

    Instead of complicated charts, easy self-aassessment quizzes are included to help you determine the portions of carbohydrate foods you can enjoy to reach your goals.

    The book is laid out in a reader friendly format. Pick it up and start losing right away. No complicated science that can become overwhelming, just clear explanations that make sense.
    Follow the 30 day food plan for exactly what to eat or interchange the meals.

    An appendix gives the carbohydrate content of many foods. Also portion sizes are illustrated. The Eades also include a sample meal planner worksheet and recommendations for vitamins.

    The book's one drawback is it does not include inspirational stories of folks who have lost on the plan. Nor does it include any ideas for keeping yourself on track mentally.

    If you are looking for a simple to follow low carb plan, this is the book for you!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Low carb and low maintenance
    To the writer who is looking for an inspirational story from one who lost...I started the 30 day diet plan on December 1st and have already lost 10 lbs - and this was during the holiday season! I found the 30 day plan easy to follow and easy to stick with. As a carb lover, I thought it would be impossible to give up pasta and potatoes, but the easy-to-make breakfasts and dinners leave me feeling satisfied and hence, no sugar cravings. Not only did I (finally) lose weight after being disappointed with Weight Watchers and low-fat diets, but I'm eating healthier which is the crux of this book.

    This is not the Atkins diet by the way. This is Low-Carb...not No-Carb, which is probably one of the reasons I find it so easy to stick with.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good-but lots of room for improvement
    The recipe index is not very well organized, and the book has several editing errors, but other than that: The 30 day meal plan is good, which is why I bought it, but (like a lot of other books) meal plans should keep the user in mind. Most people on a M-F schedule would prefer the Power Smoothie and Yogurt Cup recipes on a workday and the more time intensive Veggie Frittata and Lighter-than-air-Pancakes on Saturday and Sunday.
    I also like the fact that several of the lunch plans are leftovers from a dinner prepared a day or two before, however it is not consistent and you never know whether to prepare the stated # of servings (usually 4) because you'll need the leftovers or pare it down to 2 if cooking only for 2, because if it's not used in a follow up lunch, you are either wasting 2 servings or eating more than needed.
    I also think the information at the top of each recipe which lists # of servings and carb and protein amounts, should also list preparation and cook times, so you don't get caught offguard fixing dinner only to find your dish needs to marinate for an hour or two.
    Well I'm not getting a consulting fee, so I'll end my critique.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good for 1st timers
    We had purchased and used Dr. Eades' previous book with great success. However, we lapsed into our old ways ang gained back our weight so we bought the 30-Day book. It's pretty good, but there are a lot of changes from the 1st book in menus. If you follow the book, you will lose the weight and improve your health. Some of our friends have done the same. The success is remarkable. I see that Dr. Atkins now allows some carbo's in his diet. We are also using his new book, "Atkins for Life." For variety, you may wish to buy some low carbo cookbooks. You really do have to make a permanent lifestyle change or the weight will come back on.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just starting low-carb'ing? Buy this book!
    If you already understand and believe that eating low carb is the best way to loose weight and improve you health this is the book to get you started fast!

    I already own their other books, I think the first Protein Power book is excellent, but there's a ton of details you have to read through to understand how your body works and why this diet is best. Many other authors have similar books with the same details, but their diets are different. I believe in PP most. It's easy to follow, not as strick as Atkins and who doesn't feel good about a married doctor couple writing about this new way to diet. Actually it's not at all new, Atkins came up with this diet 20 years ago. The 11/2002 Duke Univercity study has proven the diet safe and more effective than low fat diets, so low-carb is in the limelight again.

    I was worried the book would be worthless for me since I have many other low-carb books, but it's an excellent quick read and get's you into the details of the diet fast. I will recommend this to all my friend that want to know how I lost 35 pounds in about 4 months (still working for more).

    About half the book is text, the other half is menus and recipes. The menus are great for those that just want to follow a plan and not worry about menu planning. They are so well planned, they even built in use of leftovers the next day. All meals are interchangable so if you don't like a certain lunch, just sub with another. The recipes are very good and get you going. Many other cook books are available if you want more, but cooking low-carb and finding foods that may be new to you isn't always easy.

    Buy yourself this book and start the new year out right! ... Read more

    8. Staying Power : Maintaining Your Low-Carb Weight Loss for Good
    by Michael R.Eades, Mary DanEades
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    Asin: 0471725668
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-15)
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
    Sales Rank: 126283
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    The ultimate 365-day lifestyle plan

    You've done the diet. Now find out how to maintain your optimal weight and health—for life!

    With their 4-million-copy bestseller Protein Power, the Eades were among the first to bring you news of the low-carb revolution. Now, with this groundbreaking new book, they offer you a total step-by-step program for making the new you a lifelong success story.

    If you've achieved or nearly achieved your weight-loss and health goals following the Eades' plan or any other low-carb diet plan, Staying Power supplies you with everything you need to take the big leap from low-carb dieting to a satisfying lifestyle. Staying Power arms you with a gold mine of clinically proven tools and strategies, including:

    • A transition-to-maintenance program that helps you make the transition from dieting to maintaining—including two weeks of transitional meal plans
    • A month's worth of delicious maintenance meal plans
    • The 7-Day Low-Carb Boot Camp for when you've slipped or plateaued
    • Almost sixty pages of answers to all your low-carb questions
    • Indispensable advice on how to stick to your low-carb plan during holidays and special events, at restaurants, and while traveling
    • A 365-day fill-in planner, including tips, motivational quotes, and other valuable resources
    • Insights, advice, and inspiration from people who've made the transition to a low-carb lifestyle
    • And more!
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    9. The Low-Carb Cookbook
    by Fran McCullough, Mary Dan Eades, Michael R. Eades
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    Asin: 0786889918
    Catlog: Book (2001-01-01)
    Publisher: Hyperion
    Sales Rank: 349968
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Written by a James Beard Award-winning author who's also a writing teacher at the revered Culinary Institute of America, The Low-Carb Cookbook presents a colorful approach to the low-carb, high-protein diet so many people swear by. The author, Fran McCullough, has herself lost 60 pounds by following a low-carbohydrate diet, so you know you're in good hands. With more than 250 recipes, including appetizers, sauces, sides, main dishes, and delectable desserts, it'll keep you cookin'.

    She's definitely taken a gourmet approach to the recipes. While they're all tempting, notables include Three-Grain Pancakes with Raspberry-Orange Sauce, Nut-Crusted Swordfish with Romesco Sauce, and Crème Fraîche Ice Cream. Unlike the many other low-carb cookbooks out there, McCullough gives advice for tracking down the best prepared food products and additional tips for healthy food preparation (for example, she recommends organic meat and dairy products whenever possible and cautions that "free-range" chickens are allowed to stick their heads out of their cages--not necessarily given the chance to frolic freely on the farm). There's also an interesting comparison of low-carb books, including Protein Power, Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet, and The Zone, which boils down to this: they all emulate many aspects of the Overeater's Anonymous recommended diet. But where the diet books that started the low-carb craze may not be all that original, The Low-Carb Cookbook certainly is, with its wonderfully creative and classy recipes. The perfect choice if you want to rise from a food-boredom rut or entertain for friends--and not let on that you're counting carbs.--Erica Jorgensen ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars exquisite, well developed recipes
    I love this cookbook! I know 5 stars is the highest rating. Here's why it has earned all 5:

    1) It's exactly what it claims to be: a low carb cookbook. Yes, some of the recipes are high fat, but it never claims to be a lowfat cookbook or a cookbook that works with any particular diet regimen like Atkins or The Zone or Sugarbusters or whatnot. It's wonderfully low-carb.

    2) Like a good cookbook should have, it includes a beginning section explaining where the recipes came from or how they came to be developed. The author is a foodie, so she took many of her favorite recipes or favorite restaurant foods and found techniques to make them low-carb. This section plus the section on special ingredients is the first 50 pages. The rest is recipes.

    3) Another good cookbook requirement: special ingredients are identified at the beginning of the chapter, with descriptions of how to shop for each one and there is a section indicating how to get them by mail order or the web in the back. Perfect for me because some of the ingredients were things I didn't know about or at least had never purchased before.

    4) Recipes are divided by section: starters, main dishes, side dishes, veggie dishes, desserts, etc. Some cookbooks go only by ingredient, which is confusing to me. I'd rather select a main dish and a vegetable dish rather than try to determine if the veggie dish is supposed to be a main course.

    5) Each recipe indicates the yield. Something not enough cookbooks do. I want to know if I'm making something for 2 or 8 or 10 people so that I can adjust the recipe as needed (by half or double) for my intended number of diners.

    6) Each recipe is well written. There is no wondering when to start each part of it. The instructions are step by step in order by time and most often the time between each step is indicated. Love that!

    7) The recipes are gourmet! Most of the low-carb cookbooks I have are SO BORING. Steamed chicken breast this, cottage cheese that. Not so in this lovely find. Here are some of the recipes: Thai style beef curry, Broccoli with toasted pine nuts, Baked chard with chiles, Spanish cream, Leg of lamb with a tapenade crust....

    8) If this were a new cookbook, the only ding would be that it uses the sweetener that comes in pink or blue packets rather then Splenda, which is a relative newcomer to the grocery store. Since this book isn't exactly new, I can't fault it for not using an ingredient that probably wasn't on the shelf at the time. For each pink or blue packet, you can substitute about 1.5 teaspoons of Splenda or sucralose and come out with similar results.

    9) For newbies to cooking, there are suggested menus at the end of the book - making it easier to decide what main dishes to pair with which vegetables and\or sides, etc. This type of planning is something that can be learned but takes time. It's nice that the author included this section for people that need a litle extra help.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Low Carb, But High Fat
    When I ordered this book, I was expecting something along the line of high protein, low carb meals with no more than 9-15 grams of fat per serving.I was disappointed to find that a majority of what the book was recommending was 28+ grams of fat per serving.I commend anyone that has lost 60 pounds on a diet, as I have lost over 100 pounds myself, but if you are wanting to look like a model from a fitness magazine, I don't think you will achieve such results on this particular diet. It does,however have some neat suggestions that you could modify to a lower fat version, and could be a very good diet plan if your doctor has told you that carbs are causing medical problems for you.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good, solid cookbook with realistic, do-able recipes
    I found this to be not only a good source of realistic recipes, but a good read as well.I don't think I've ever before sat down and read a cookbook cover to cover, as I did this one.She's included a lot of recommendations on how to stock a good pantry for cooking and has included information on how to find all this stuff.However, be warned.A lot of the items she recommends are rather expensive; but perhaps this is ameliorated by the fact that a little often goes a long way.I especially love her blueberry syrup recipe - it is extremely easy to make and very convenient; and we find that when we make low-carb pancake recipes, the syrup doesn't soak in as much and so, again, a little goes a long way.I'm thinking about getting her other book as well...

    3-0 out of 5 stars Help!
    I tried to make the little Parmesan cheese crispies that are found on page 126 and had a terrible time.It got all gunky and stuck to the pan.I had to pry it off with a spatular and almost ruined the pan.Has anyone else tried these?If so, please let me know how you did it if it worked well for you.

    3-0 out of 5 stars It is only okay
    This book, has great stuff in it but there in no pictures for you to look at which is a big negative for me and also, even though the recipes are low in carb they are very high in fat. I lost weight by cutting down my carbs but replacing it with food high in fat is not the answer. I chose the Lose weight the smart low carb way by Betinna Newman, when you look at the recipes, you get food, low in carb,low in fat, pretty balanced. Also, the good thing about Bettina's is that it gives the recipes full ingredients/nutrition breakdown. ... Read more

    10. Thin So Fast
    by Michael R. Eades
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    Asin: 0446514977
    Catlog: Book (1990-11-01)
    Publisher: Warner Books Inc
    Sales Rank: 258054
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Thin So Fast...reveiwed
    This book has a program that is comparable to Optifast, which is a diet that was popularized by Oprah Winfrey in the eighties. The difference is that you get one regular meal a day. This book also offers a transition phase and a maintence pahse, which are comparable to The Atkins Diet. There are many delicious recipes and helpful tools to help you lose weight and keep it off. I found this book interesting and helpful. And... did you know that there is a flour like product that is made from wood. Strange but true. And last but not least.... if you are looking for a lifestyle change and a low carbohydrate diet this book will help you to take off the unwanted fat and help you to keep it off. ... Read more

    11. The Low Carb CookwoRx Cookbook
    by Mary DanEades, Michael R.Eades
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    Asin: 0471740748
    Catlog: Book (2005-09-09)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 1640537
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    The companion cookbook to the new PBS-TV series starring the New York Times bestselling authors of Protein Power and The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook

    With their 4 million-copy New York Times bestseller Protein Power and the recent success of The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook, Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades are established stars of the low-carb dieting movement. Now, with their new public television series Low-Carb CookwoRx–premiering in spring 2005 and airing on an estimated 80 to 90 percent of PBS affiliates–the Eades are poised to take their stardom to a new level.

    The Eades serve up old-fashioned American comfort food with a brand-new low-carb twist, and The Low-Carb CookwoRx Cookbook represents the very best of their innovative–and satisfying–approach to low-carb cooking. Drawing on the authors’ passion for simple cooking, their love of great food, and their unrivaled expertise in nutrition and weight loss, the book presents more than 150 easy low-carb recipes, including deliciously guilt-free versions of favorites like Belgian waffles, spicy enchiladas, Southern fried chicken and gravy, and crème brulée. From breakfasts, appetizers, and entrées to salads, desserts, and snacks, the recipes are both simple to prepare and terrific to eat. Complete with 16 pages of full-color photographs showing finished dishes as well as scenes from the series, this cookbook will be welcomed by the over 40 million North Americans who are currently watching their carbs.

    Michael R. Eades, MD, and Mary Dan Eades, MD (Santa Fe, NM; Lake Tahoe, NV; and Santa Barbara, CA), are the authors of Protein Power (63 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list), The Protein Power Life Plan, The 30-Day Low-Carb Diet Solution (paper: 0-471-45415-X; cloth: 0-471- 43050-1), Staying Power (0-471-72566-8), and The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook (see page 26). In addition to their Low-Carb CookwoRx PBS series, they have appeared on many national television shows and have created several successful infomercials. ... Read more

    12. Staying Power
    by Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades

    Asin: 047174073X
    Catlog: Book (2006-05-17)
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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    13. Prevention of hemodynamic and vascular albumin filtration changes in diabetic rats by aldose reductase inhibitors. : An article from: Diabetes
    by Ronald G. Tilton, Katherine Chang, Giuseppe Pugliese, Donald M. Eades, Michael A. Province, William R. Sherman, Charles Kilo, Joseph R. Williamson
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    Asin: B0008MG4AU
    Catlog: Book
    Manufacturer: American Diabetes Association
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    This digital document is an article from Diabetes, published by American Diabetes Association on October 1, 1989. The length of the article is 63453 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

    From the supplier: Recent studies show that increased metabolic conversion of glucose to sorbitol, a sugar alcohol, is related to adverse changes in the function and structure of capillaries in diabetes. This study examined the relation between increased metabolism of glucose to sorbitol and capillary and kidney function. Capillary function was measured by blood flow and protein permeability, which is the passage of proteins from the bloodstream into the cell. Kidney function was measured by glomerular function rate (GFR), the rate at which the kidneys filter the blood and produce urine. Blood flow and protein permeation was increased in certain tissues, such as the eyes and kidneys, of the diabetic rats. Normally cells do not allow the free passage or permeation of proteins; thus high protein permeation indicates some damage to the cell membrane. GFR and urinary excretion of protein were also increased in diabetic rats. GFR is influenced by blood flow and a high GFR may indicate increased blood flow. Since the kidneys do not normally excrete proteins, the presence of proteins in the urine served as an indicator of decreased kidney function. Substances that inhibit the conversion of glucose to sorbitol, the aldose reductase inhibitors, prevented these changes as well as the increased sorbitol levels. These findings suggest that changes in blood flow, protein permeation and secretion are linked to sorbitol production.

    Citation Details
    Title: Prevention of hemodynamic and vascular albumin filtration changes in diabetic rats by aldose reductase inhibitors.
    Author: Ronald G. Tilton
    Publication: Diabetes (Refereed)
    Date: October 1, 1989
    Publisher: American Diabetes Association
    Volume: v38Issue: n10Page: p1258(13)

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    14. Beyond Low Fat: The New Diet Revolution
    by Mary Dan Eades, Michael R. Eades
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    Asin: 0614154936
    Catlog: Book (1996-02)
    Publisher: Bantam Books
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